Consultation

"I don’t know where to turn!"

This statement expresses the bewilderment of people who need help for depression and related conditions and it defines a primary role of the Depression Connection for Recovery – a place to turn.

Consultation provides information (education) on an individual basis.  When individuals and/or families turn to the Depression Connection for Recovery, they discuss their needs with a consultant and arrive at a level of understanding that will enable them to make good decisions for themselves in order to “move forward”. Knowledge is power in knowing “what hurts” and “what helps” when faced with mental health disorders. The Depression Connection for Recovery provides resources to develop a plan of action that will help people suffering from mental illness choose and follow a recovery plan. Many people feel relief from the fear and mystery they may have regarding their conditions as they learn through Consultation.

Consultation information includes:

  • Knowledge about the condition(s)
  • Factors that may contribute to the cause
  • Things that help recovery.
  • Steps to get professional help
  • A plan of recovery to pursue

Clients develop a plan for recovery which includes what they are going to do and what the Depression Connection for Recovery will do to support them.  Informed people tend to be faithful to a plan and benefit from the resources that are available to them. Consultation is a major step toward feeling better and having a better life.  You will become hopeful as you gain understanding and learn of ways to achieve recovery.